Recently, a new poll has been conducted. 1,680 people were asked: “If you could pick anyone currently living to be Britain’s elected head of state, who would it be?” and the results show Britons would lean towards a royal.
According to the results, Prince William and David Attenborough have received most votes for Britain’s head of state.
Prince William came on the top of the list. He is the most common answer among those who expressed an opinion at 12% , followed by David Attenborough with 9 % and the Queen the third most popular option with 7%.
The Times’s Patrick Maguire revealed in a tweet that Marcus Rashford, Judi Dench, Jonathan Van Tam, Andy Burnham, Theresa May, Eddie Izzard and Laurence Fox all received four votes each.
Prince Charles received 3% of the vote ahead of Harry who only scored 2%. Meghan Markle and Princes Anne were both put on one percent.
Prince William is second in line to the British throne, just after his father Prince Charles. In the last few years, William has taken his royal responsibilities seriously, becoming a full-time royal and leaving the Air Ambulance Service in July 2017 in order to focus on his royal duties.
In the documentary “The Diana Story”, Paul Burrell, former royal butler, revealed what he thinks will be Prince William’s first act as a king. Burrell became part of Princess Diana’s household in 1987, after leaving the Queen’s service as a footman, and was involved in much of the day-to-day care of the young Princes.
He reveals: “One day when William is king, the first thing he’ll do is restore his mother’s titles.”
Diana’s title of Her Royal Highness was bestowed on her when she married Prince Charles in 1981.